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Event Date Thu Apr 11 EDT (over 2 years ago)
Location Hilton Hotel
1335 6th Ave, New York, NY 10019, USA
Region Americas

TMT Finance is announcing the first TMT M&A Forum USA event to gather the leading executives active in telecom and media infrastructure and services across North America following a rapid rise in interest in our news and events from our US-based TMT executives and investors.

Our annual TMT M&A Forum London event has been the leading event on TMT M&A in Europe, Middle East and Africa for the past 9 years and this inaugural USA event will provide a unique platform for our US and international community.

TMT Finance is globally renowned for bringing together key decision makers from telecoms, media and tech, with international and local financiers and investors.

Key Theme :

• TMT Growth Strategies
Which strategies are most effective? What is the impact of consolidation and convergence?
• Infrastructure Investment
Who is best placed to own and operate communications infrastructure? Network Sharing Models
• Media and Convergence
Delivering content and leveraging the network. Who is best placed to profit from content?
• Innovation and the Future of TMT
Investing in Innovation and Adjacent Markets. Which opportunities will matter?
• M&A and Financing
How will the next wave of Mergers and Acquisitions, IPOs and Financing effect the industry?
• Regulation and Risk
How can Governments and Regulators support Sustainable Telecoms Investment?
• Data centres and Cloud
Where are the opportunities for investment and consolidation?
• Broadband Leaders
Harnessing the data tsunami. What impact will universal mobile broadband have on services?


2019 Speakers


Richard S. Lukaj
Senior Managing Partner, Bank Street Group

Tom Simpson
Reporter, TMT Finance


Laura Fazio
Managing Director, Head of TMT Banking, Santander Bank

Bob DeSantis
Chief Executive Officer, 365 Data Centers

Brett Lindsey
President & Chief Executive Officer, Everstream

Mary Meduski
President & Chief Financial Officer, TierPoint

Dawane Young
Assistant Vice President of Voice, IoT and Platforms, Verizon

Ray LaChance
Co-Founder & Chief Executive Officer, ZenFi Networks, Inc.

Sharif Metwalli
Chief Financial Officer, Vantage Data Centers

Jesper Larsson
Assistant Vice President - Corporate Development, AT&T Inc

Jan Vesely
Partner, EQT Partners

Lisa Uhrmacher
Vice President of Sales, Vodafone IOT Americas

Andrew Frey
Partner, Searchlight Capital Partners

Hardik Bhatt
Leader, Smart Cities and Mobility verticals World Wide Public Sector – State & Local Governments, Amazon Web Services

Rahul Vijay
Head of Global Telecom Sourcing, Uber

Ted Mocarski
Senior Partner, Novacap

Jason Hill
Managing Partner, MVP Capital

John McCready
Chief Security Officer & Executive Vice President, Ribbon Communications

Bill Crank
President & Chief Executive Officer, Dialogic

Jim Lockwood
Chief Executive Officer, Aero Wireless Group

Chris Crosby
Chief Executive Officer, Compass Datacenters

Mimi Tam
Vice President of Network Design & Architecture, Iron Mountain

Alan Foy
Chief Executive Officer, StarBlue

Piyush Raj
Director- Technology Innovation, American Tower Corporation

Jeff Kohler
Co-Founder and Chief Development Officer, Rise Broadband

Vinod Lala
Chief Strategy Officer, Vonage

Lawrence Fey
Managing Director, GTCR

Jim Hyde
Chief Executive Officer, ExteNet Systems

Mike Hagan
Chief Executive Officer, EdgeMicro

Colin M. Langan
Equity Analyst, US Autos & Auto Parts, UBS Investment Bank

Shawn Mills
Chief Executive Officer, Green House Data

Raul K. Martynek
Chief Executive Officer, Databank

Andrew McGroarty
Chief Financial Officer BT Americas, BT Global Services

Robert Gutman
Senior Equity Analyst, Guggenheim Partners

Alan Mitchell
President & Chief Operating Officer, Merchant Banking and Private Equity Spain Telecom LLC

Leigh Fox
Chief Executive Officer, Cincinnati Bell

Anil Rachakonda
Ventures & Strategy, Mobility, Automated Driving, Continental

Fredric Rosenberg
Managing Director and Head of US Credit Solutions and Direct Lending, Deutsche Bank

Neville Teagarden
Managing Partner, AI Capital

Stephen Upstone
Chief Executive Officer & Founder, LoopMe

John Orlando
Head of Content, Sony Crackle

Horace Zona
Managing Director, SunTrust Robinson Humphrey

David Parker
Managing Partner, TMT Investment Banking, Lazard

Jason Caliento
Executive Vice President, Mobilitie

Miles Loo, Jr.,
Executive Vice President & Global Lead, Valuation & Advisory, Data Center Solutions Group, Newmark Knight Frank

Chris Cottrell
Managing Director, Head of Entertainment, Credit Suisse

Pim Rothweiler
Head of Telecom, Media & Technology, ING

Santhosh Rao
Managing Director and Head of Telecom, Americas, Natixis

Richard Knowlton
MD, TMT Finance - Americas, Societe Generale

Lawrence Askowitz
Managing Director, Bank Street Group

Jon Vanden Heuvel
Managing Director, Bank Street Group

Aaron Blazar
Principal, Freedom 3 Capital

Dominic Lowndes
Founder and Managing Director, TMT Finance

Yedda Wang
Asia Editor, TMT Finance


Chris McKee
General Counsel and Executive Vice President, Corporate Development, GTT Communications

Palash Ahmed
Senior Vice President of Corporate Development, Sony Pictures Entertainment

Warren Roll
Managing Director, Digital Colony

Mark Adams
Chief Development Officer, Equinix

Enrique Blanco Nadales
GCTIO, Telefónica

Timothy Biltz
Chief Executive Officer, Segra

Adrian Shatku
Chief Executive Officer, Unifi

Waldemar Szlezak
Managing Director, KKR

Susan Johnson
Executive Vice President Global Connections & Supply Chain, AT&T

Clayton Funk
Managing Director, MVP Capital

Amy Wu
Chief Financial Officer and Senior Vice President, Global Digital, Discovery Inc

Kevin Genieser
Senior Partner, Antin Infrastructure Partners

Brian McMullen
Senior Managing Director & Partner, Stonepeak Infrastructure Partners

Suruchi Ahuja
Chief Financial Officer, Tillman Infrastructure

Eric Samuels
Vice President of Finance, Chief Financial Officer, Intel Communications

Jordan Kanfer
Executive Vice President & General Counsel, NTT America

Jared S. Hendricks
Senior Managing Director, Centerbridge

Shekar Ayyar
Executive Vice President, Strategy and Corporate Development and General Manager, Telco NFV Group, VMware, Inc.

Craig Sparks
Chief Innovation Officer, C Spire

Graham Bevington
Executive Vice President, Business Development, Mitel

Dylan Foo
Partner & Head of Americas, Infrastructure, AMP Capital

Kevin Shatzkamer
Vice President, Service Provider Strategy & Solutions, Dell EMC

Madison Williams
Executive Vice President Finance, QTS Data Centers

Steven Haymore
M&A Director and Managing Counsel, American Tower

Gillis Cashman
Managing Partner, M/C Partners

Alex Ramirez
Managing Director, Global TMT Group, Citigroup

James L. Turner
President & Chief Executive Officer, Intelligent Fiber Network

David Barden
Managing Director, Bank of America Merrill Lynch

James Henry
Senior Managing Director, Bank Street Group

Sponsors & Partners

2019 Sponsors

• Santander Bank
• Bank Street
• Tillman Infrastructure
• MVP Capital

• TelcoProfessionals